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Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.

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Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and she's a city girl, he's a country boy, the two become fast friends. Together, they create Terabithia, a land of monsters, trolls, ogres, and giants and rule as king and queen. This friendship helps Jess deal with the tragedy that makes him realize what Leslie taught him. Written by Popdivaprincess3000

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Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language | See all certifications »

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El mundo mágico de Terabithia  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,536,717 (USA) (16 February 2007)

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$82,234,139 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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Trivia

Because shooting was not done in sequence, a "make believe" scale of 1 to 10 was used so Josh Hutcherson could gauge how much computer generated imagery Jess would be seeing. They rated Jess' view of Terabithia from the treetops as level 10. Similarly, the five stages of grief emphasized in the book (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) were used so Josh could appropriately focus his performances in the later scenes of the film. See more »

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When Janice comes back on the bus after getting rejected by Willard Hughs, an eighth grade girl with long blonde hair and a reddish brown sweater is sitting on the right side one seat ahead of the back seat, moves to the left side and forward one seat, then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Leslie Burke: [speaking about the Bible] You have to believe it, and you hate it. I don't have to believe it, and I think it's beautiful.
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Crazy Credits

Typo at the ending credits (from 90:38 to 95:11 on the DVD). At 94:13 (where it is mentioned in the actors' commentary), a drawing in the background of a Squogre is labeled "Squorge". See more »

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Keep Your Mind Wide Open
Written by Dave Bassett and Michelle Featherstone
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Not a children's story????
4 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read about 30 reviews on here about this movie, many of them saying this film is not for kids. While I do understand where some parents may be coming from, I have to disagree. I personally read this book when I was in 5th grade. That was 11 years ago, yet somehow that book still sticks in my mind. I honestly had completely forgotten what the book was about, but I remember it being about two kids. Therefore, seeing the movie was like experiencing the story all over again. I DO think this is a good movie for children 10+. Like I already mentioned I was 11 when I read the book for the first time and I remember it having quite a positive impact on me. I didn't remember the novel or what it was about, however I did remember that it touched me in a way that very few books ever did. Kids 10+ need to see this movie.

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